Spring migration: leavers and stayers

This 2 hour indoor class explores the miracle of spring migration and looks at the birds leaving the UK and which species will be arriving over the coming weeks Price £15 per person . Transport No transport. Meet at Hollybush Conservation Centre at 19:00. What to expect Indoor sessions take place

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RSPB St Aidan’s from Methley

After optional breakfast from Rivers Meet Cafe at 9am we’ll head off to St Aidan’s from Methley. Spend a couple of hours birding around the reedbeds, lagoons and ridge and furrow looking for the last of the winter wildfowl and waders. For those preferring perching birds, we’ll be learning bird song

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Bird song at Rodley Nature Reserve

Weekly bird song classes at Rodley Nature Reserve. Each week you’ll be able to improve your bird song identification, learn how and why birds sing and find out about all the birds that visit the reserve from month to month. Price £15 per person with discount for block bookings. Transport For

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Bird song walk – Ox Close

Late March is a wonderful time to listen to our resident birds singing to announce their territory. At this time of year, all our residents are singing and we may also be able to hear one of our first spring migrants, the chiffchaff. We’ll explore the farmland and woodland for

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Pugneys and Calder Wetlands (last few places)

Pugneys and Calder Wetlands attract many species of migrating birds so anything could turn up on this early spring visit to Wakefield. With binoculars at the ready we’ll be on the hunt for our first chiffchaff, little owl and the last of our overwintering wildfowl. We’ll also focus on signs

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Fairburn Ings from Lin Dyke

Join me for (optional) breakfast before an early spring walk at RSPB Fairburn Ings reserve. This time we’ll be exploring the paths and lagoons around the Lin Dyke area looking for newly arrived chiffchaffs, wandering tit flocks and the last of the winter wildfowl. We’ll be looking for signs of spring

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Migration at North Cave

Early spring is the time when we can mop up on our winter birds and also welcome in the newly arrived spring migrants. Anything could turn up at this amazing and expanding Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve. On arrival, we’ll take advantage of the The Wild Bird Cafe and eat breakfast while watching

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Bird song at Woodlesford Lock

After optional breakfast from 09:00 we’ll head up to Woodlesford Lock for a couple of hours of birding. The varied habitats at Woodlesford Lock give us the opportunity to look for birds on the river, canal, woodland and surrounding scrub. Look for kingfisher, teal, goosander and perhaps the first views

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Summer Yorkshire Wildlife Safari

Start Birding teams up with Yorkshire Coast Nature to bring you a wonderful summer safari in North and East Yorkshire. You will discover a wide range of wildlife from orchids and butterflies to seabirds and birds of prey. In the Yorkshire Wolds and North York Moors National Park we will be visiting some wonderful wild flower meadows

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